Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Canada 1 dollar 2010 - Canadian Navy

New silver commemorative:

"100th Anniversary of the Canadian Navy"

Canada's navy was born in 1910 when Parliament passed the Naval Service Act. It was a fledgling force that still relied heavily on the British Royal Navy but came to fruition during the Second World War when Canada built more than 120 corvettes to guard the North Atlantic.

His/Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Sackville was one of the original Flower Class corvettes that gained recognition for her exemplary service. She sustained heavy damages but continued serving after the war in training and research. In 1982, Sackville was reconverted to her original state as The Canadian Naval Memorial, a living museum that has come to symbolize the Canadian Navy.

In celebration of the sailors' courage, a commemorative silver dollar celebrating the Canadian Navy's centennial with selective gold plating was created by the Royal Canadian Mint.

LINK: Navy coin at the Royal Canadian Mint

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